Colorado River Camping Permits?
I was thinking about doing a camp trip down the colorado river, i heard you need permits? I also heard it takes like years! just wanted to know if anyone has any info on this i just wanted a few days to mess around in my kayak. Mostly just around lake powell and up stream from there. thanks!
Yes it does depend along which section of the river, Yes you do need permits through the sections going through the Grand canyon wilderness area’s above Lake Powell these are reservable 1 year in advance. If you go with a guide service they will have taken care of that already. I highly recommend that route anyway as you will need a guide. Here is a link to get you started
First timer – Camping at the colorado river! HELP!?
I’d like to plan a camping trip for my family but have never had the joy of going to the colorado river. can someone help with details like best locations, gear, weather, etc.
i think Arizona… maybe closer to Havasu.
Try this outfitter I did had a great trip.
best place to go tent camping in colorado near the river?
would like to camp near waters edge.
Poudre river hi-way 14 north of fort Collins, did this trip 4 or 5 years ago had had a blast campgrounds all along the way (privet,state and national forest) did a lot of fly-fishing with my boy a Summer I’ll never forget.
question about camping and the per day fish limit at the Colorado River, Nevada?
We want to plan a camp and fish trip down to the Colorado River below Laughlin (we live in Vegas). I read that the limit is 5 per day, so what happens if you catch the fish and cook and eat it there while camping? Is that part of the limit? Or could you fish the night before for dinner, cook it, and then in the morning catch another 5 to take back home?
Also does anyone know of any camp grounds down there? Do you have to pay to park and camp? I can’t seem to find any camp grounds online
A good part of that section of river is going to be accessible by boat only. There are camps further down you can drive to on the CA/AZ border that l have used. In many primitive areas camping is free. L have not used any of the resort campgrounds.
cross the river over to bullhead city. There seems to be more services and stuff on that side of the river. You may need to purchase a colorado river special use stamp, the same as in ca & az, but it allows you to fish both sides of the river in adjoining states. L’m pretty sure there is one for arizona and nevada.
As for a limit of 5 fish, each species is going to have a different limit. Trout may be 5, stripers, 10; catfish another ten, but you need to pick up a copy of the regulations to be safe and sure. Different water bodies also have different limits.
Daily limits and possession limits are usually the same. You catch your limit of X many fish on saturday, that is the amount you are allowed to have in your possession. So eat some, then replace those eaten with some more. On sunday, you may continue to fish but you are allowed to retain only one limit of fish (per person) unless the regs do specify multiple daily bag limits for multiple days fishing but l sincerely doubt it. L live in california and the only times you are allowed more than one daily limit of fish is when you go out on the ocean on multi-day fishing trips. Those can be verified. You or a warden have no way to prove that those fifty trout in your cooler were gotten in one day or ten. Guess what the warden’s gonna give you…
But l hope you are not completely confused by now and decide to go play golf instead.
You really do need those fishing regulations.
For campgrounds, do as l do. Go on google or yahoo maps (my favorite is ACME Mapper 2.0), scan up and down the river in satellite mode and just spot them. Their names will be given so you can look up their websites and/or call them. Or if the area is public land, you are most likely able to just go there and plop down your tent anywhere, for free. Mittry lake, picacho, martinez lake, all free. Some spots, as l said, a boat may be required.
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